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A Press Release issued by the Libertarian Party

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Libertarians: Obama health care rationing plan makes America sick

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Government control of health care leads to higher death rates, research finds

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party Tuesday blasted comments by White House chief economic advisor Lawrence Summers that Americans are getting too much health care and the government should begin rationing access to medical procedures.

“Decisions on medical care should be made by patient and his or her doctor, not by a government employee with a calculator figuring out whether treating your illness is in Washington’s fiscal interest,” said Donny Ferguson, Libertarian National Committee Communications Director.

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N.C. Appeals Panel Hears Libertarians

RALEIGH, N.C. -- A State Court of Appeals panel on Monday heard oral arguments in the Libertarian Party of North Carolina's legal challenge to the state's election laws Monday. The panel included Chief Judge John C. Martin and Judges Sanford L. Steelman and Ann Maria Calabria.

Ken Soo, representing the Libertarian Party, argued that the state's ballot access laws violate guarantees of free association and free speech in the state constitution, guarantees which are greater than what the U.S. Constitution offers.

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Libertarians call out Obama for fake gun stats

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“Obama is ‘bitterly clinging’ to falsified numbers” in bid to push anti-gun treaty

WASHINGTON -- Libertarians are taking President Barack Obama to task for once again intentionally spreading false information about the source of guns used by Mexican drug cartels and blaming the United States for crime in Mexico.

“This war is being waged with guns purchased not here, but in the United States.  More than 90 percent of the guns recovered in Mexico come from the United States,” said Obama in a face-to-face meeting Thursday with Mexican President Felipe Calderon in Mexico City.

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Libertarians urge Obama: Stop blaming America and start opening markets

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White House attacks gun rights, sparks trade war as Obama leaves for Latin American trip

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama leaves today for a trip to meet with Latin American leaders, and America’s third largest party urges him to use the occasion to open up markets to American products, instead of continuing to use foreign trips to attack American beliefs and freedoms.

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Barr blasts deficits, urges “tea partiers” to stay involved

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Libertarian presidential nominee hails LP-inspired “tea parties”

WASHINGTON – Bob Barr, the 2008 Libertarian presidential nominee and former Republican congressman, urged Americans gathered at “tax day tea parties” Wednesday to continue their fight against government growth and to join Libertarian Party, the Party of Principle.

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ADVISORY: Bob Barr will speak on “Tea Parties,” anti-bailout backlash at 2:00 p.m. at Watergate HQ

WASHINGTON -- Bob Barr, former Republican congressman and 2008 Libertarian Party presidential nominee, will address the outpouring of taxpayer frustration and the coming backlash to tax and spending hikes in remarks Wednesday afternoon, 2:00 p.m. E.T., at Libertarian Party headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Barr will discuss the future of the anti-bailout movement and how Republican spending and bailouts put America on its current path to record deficits.

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Libertarian “Prosperity Plan” repeals income tax, ends corporate welfare

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Plan scraps IRS, balances the budget, curbs tax hikes, prohibits bailouts

WASHINGTON -- The Libertarian Party seeks to abolish the income tax, enact a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution and eradicate corporate welfare under an ambitious three-point legislative plan unveiled by America’s third largest party Tuesday. 

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Libertarians applaud steps toward marriage equality

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America’s third largest party wants government out of marriage entirely

WASHINGTON – America’s third largest party Monday praised officials in Iowa, Vermont and the District of Columbia for taking recent steps toward marriage equality, and urged legislators in all states to scrap government licensing, taxation and regulation of marriage.

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West Virginia legislature passes major ballot access reform

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Bill cuts number of required signatures in half

CHARLESTON, W.V. -- With less than an hour to its midnight deadline, the West Virginia General Assembly passed legislation April 11 reducing the number of valid signatures needed on a candidate’s ballot access petition by half.  The bill now awaits the signature of Gov. Joe Manchin.

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Libertarians back secret ballot voting rights in union elections

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Libertarians, 74% of union workers, oppose job-killing “card check” bill

WASHINGTON -- America’s third largest party warns concerned citizens that plans to scrap the right of workers to a secret ballot in union elections are far from dead.  Libertarians also warn that such "card check" legislation also destroys hundreds of thousands of jobs as the nation attempts to revive its economy.

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